Founded in 1999, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) is the leading international not for profit association for professionals incorporating horses to address mental health and personal development needs. We are delighted to announce that Pure Empowerment is now an official member of EAGALA and will be coming to our Shepparton practice in late 2016.
The EAGALA Model is a distinctive experiential framework designed to allow clients the latitude to discover, learn, and grow from the horse-human relationship.
Known as equine-assisted psychotherapy, or equine-assisted learning depending on the session objectives, the EAGALA Model is the global standard for professionals
The EAGALA Model is client-centred and solution-oriented.
The work is built on the premise that it’s the clients who best determine the kinds of life changes they need to make in order to improve their lives. The job of the EAGALA treatment team is to put the EAGALA Model to work to meet the clients’ goals by engaging the unique intuitive power of horses to help them understand their process and practice the changes they want to make in a safe, supportive setting.
EAGALA offers a model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy where therapists and clients alike are excited by the process. Whether used for treating all forms of addiction, trauma, social and behavioral disorders, and other issues, clients find the sessions meaningful leading to real and long-lasting change. “As a horse owner myself, I’m excited about the prospect of introducing this new form of treatment to our practice and feel it will be highly beneficial to the rural communities we service” Rachel Willis, Director/Clinical Psychologist.
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For more information of the benefits of Equine-Assisted Psychology – http://www.eagala.org/